„This limitation of the field of vision of criminology together with the absence of an exact and permanent definition of the concept of crime is one of the chief characteristics of our culture.“
— P. D. Ouspensky, Context: Existing criminology is insufficient to isolate barbarism. It is insufficient because the idea of "crime" in existing criminology is artificial, for what is called crime is really an infringement of "existing laws", whereas "laws" are very often a manifestation of barbarism and violence. Such are the prohibiting laws of different kinds which abound in modern life. The number of these laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm. On the other hand, unquestionable crimes escape the field of vision of criminology, either because they have not recognized the form of crime or because they surpass a certain scale. In existing criminology there are concepts: a criminal man, a criminal profession, a criminal society, a criminal sect, and a criminal tribe, but there is no concept of a criminal state, or a criminal government, or criminal legislation. Consequently what is often regarded as "political" activity is in fact a criminal activity. This limitation of the field of vision of criminology together with the absence of an exact and permanent definition of the concept of crime is one of the chief characteristics of our culture. p. 37-38; "Consequently what is often regarded as "political" activity is in fact a criminal activity"' has also been translated as "Consequently, the biggest crimes actually escape being called crimes" in a 1984 edition.
„I wish to establish some sort of system not guided by chance but by some sort of definite and exact principle.“
— Dmitri Mendeleev Russian chemist and inventor 1834 - 1907
„Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul.“
— Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943
„The influence of modern physics goes beyond technology. It extends to the realm of thought and culture where it has led to a deep revision in man's conception of the universe and his relation to it.“
— Fritjof Capra American physicist 1939
Ch. 1, Modern Physics, p. 17.
„So long as we believe in our heart of hearts that our capacity is limited and we grow anxious and unhappy, we are lacking in faith. One who truly trusts in God has no right to be anxious about anything.“
— Paramahansa Yogananda Yogi, a guru of Kriya Yoga and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship 1893 - 1952
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
As quoted in New Musical Express (1991-11-23).
„Attention is not a mysterious concentration of psychic energy; it is simply an allotment of analyzing mechanisms to a limited region of the field. To pay attention to a figure is to make certain analyses of, or certain constructions in, the corresponding part of the icon.“
— Ulric Neisser American psychologist 1928 - 2012
— Bob Marley, Bob Marley - Legend
One Love (cowritten with Curtis Mayfield), from the album Exodus, originally recorded on The Wailing Wailers (1965)
„We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.“
— Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955
— Jane Addams pioneer settlement social worker 1860 - 1935
— Milton Friedman American economist, statistician, and writer 1912 - 2006
— Jeff Bezos American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Inc. 1964